Six concrete silos topped with nearly 90 crew members dominated the landscape just east of Syracuse, NE for over five days. Once completed, the silos will store up to 1 million bushels of corn and soybeans and be the heart of Midwest Farmers Cooperative’s planned rail shuttle complex.
Concrete Industries Nebraska City supplied 3,600 CY of concrete for the project which required three shifts of drivers, batchmen & quality control technicians. The lead contractor, Hogenson Construction, had crews pouring around the clock with massive floodlights illuminating the site at night. The continuous pour lasted 125 straight hours totaling approximately 342 truckloads of concrete.
“Whether you were on the slip pour or not, it took all of us working together to make it happen,” Craig Neemann of Concrete Industries Nebraska City said, “With Ready Mixed Concrete Lincolns’ help on the silo pour and Beatrice Concrete helping cover some of our other pours, we were able to complete the project in 125 hours; 15 hours ahead of schedule.
The 9-inch thick walls raised 12-inches per hour to a height of 140 feet. All concrete was chipped from Concrete Industries’ Syracuse Plant.